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English noun: trunk

1. trunk (plant) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

Synonymsbole, tree trunk

Broader (hypernym)stalk, stem

Part holonymbark

Part meronymtree

2. trunk (artifact) luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage

Broader (hypernym)baggage, luggage

Narrower (hyponym)footlocker, locker

Part holonymtrunk lid

3. trunk (body) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

SamplesThey moved their arms and legs and bodies.

Synonymsbody, torso

Broader (hypernym)body part

Part holonymabdomen, arse, articulatio humeri, ass, back, backside, behind, belly, belly, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttock, buttocks, can, cheek, chest, derriere, diaphragm, dorsum, fanny, fundament, haunch, hind end, hindquarters, hip, keister, loins, love handle, middle, midriff, midriff, midsection, nates, paunch, pectus, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, serratus, serratus muscles, shoulder, shoulder, shoulder joint, side, spare tire, stern, stomach, tail, tail end, thorax, tooshie, tush, venter, waist, waistline

Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

4. trunk (artifact) compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools

SamplesHe put his golf bag in the trunk.

Synonymsautomobile trunk, luggage compartment

Broader (hypernym)compartment

Narrower (hyponym)boot

Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

5. trunk (animal) a long flexible snout as of an elephant


Broader (hypernym)neb, snout

Part meronymelephant, mammoth

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